Found July 30, 2012 on
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The Milwaukee Brewers traded ace starting pitcher Zack Greinke to the LA Angels over the weekend in what looks to be like a huge blow to the Texas Rangers playoff hopes. This is a big step in the rebuilding process of Milwaukee’s desolate farm system, and a declaration that Angels management and ownership are moving all their chips in the middle for 2012.
When Milwaukee acquired Greinke two seasons ago, they paid a very hefty price. Granted, they were in the middle of their best chances to bring home a ring. Kansas City Royals are already bearing the fruits of this trade, as they’ve seen the graduation of SS Alcides Escobar and Lorenzo Cain. You also got a chance to see Jake Odorizzi, also acquired in the deal, start for USA in the All-Start Futures Game.
Escobar has already flashed his range and defensive ability and although he’s had to deal with injuries in 2012, he’s getting on base at a very healthy clip of .343 through 99 games.
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It’s not yet time to close the books on the Zack Greinke trade of a year and a half ago. That day won’t come for a long time.
But now is a great time to check the bottom line, to begin to gauge who is coming out better on the trade – the Royals or Brewers.
It will be years before we can judge just what the Royals let get away in Greinke, what they got in return in Lorenzo...
On Friday night, the Angels landed the big prize of this trade deadline season, acquiring Zack Greinke from Milwaukee in exchange for shortstop Jean Segura and pitchers Ariel Pena and John Hellweg. Given all that the Angels have invested in their current club, pushing the team forward with another big upgrade makes sense on paper. In fact, given that they’ve cut the Rangers lead...
MILWAUKEE With Zack Greinke's place atop the heap of the Milwaukee rotation left gapingly open after the team traded him to the Angels last Friday, the Brewers' pitching staff has taken on a decidedly different look.
Enter the youth movement as hopes shift from a playoff run in 2012 to getting back on track in 2013.
Greinke's open spot in the pitching order coupled...
[caption id="attachment_15" align="alignleft" width="347"] The Greinke trade sends the Brewers and Angels in opposite directions.[/caption]
By: Nicholas Beardi [AD]
With the trading away of Zack Greinke yesterday, the Brewers are announcing two things to the league: First and foremost, they are very publicly bowing out of any chance they may have...
Zack Greinke was outpitched by Jeremy Hellickson in his Los Angeles Angels' debut, losing to the Tampa Bay Rays 2-0 Sunday.
Obtained Friday from Milwaukee, the 2009 AL Cy Young Award winner allowed two runs and seven hits in seven innings and struck out eight. Greinke (0-1) gave up an RBI single to Matt Joyce in the sixth and threw a run-scoring wild pitch in the seventh after...
The Rangers had owned the Angels at the trade deadline for two years running, but that run may have ended early Friday evening. The news of the Milwaukee Brewers trading pitcher Zack Greinke to the Angels in exchange for three prospects delivered quite a punch about 30 minutes before first pitch at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
Now, we wait to see how Rangers GM Jon Daniels and...
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Zack Greinke was outpitched by Jeremy Hellickson in his Los Angeles Angels' debut, losing to the Tampa Bay Rays 2-0 Sunday.
Obtained Friday from Milwaukee, the 2009 AL Cy Young Award winner allowed two runs and seven hits in seven innings and struck out eight. Greinke (0-1) gave up an RBI single to Matt Joyce in the sixth and threw a run-scoring wild...
FanGraphs managing editor Dave Cameron, as per usual, makes his weekly appearance on FanGraphs Audio and analyzes all baseball.
• The Zack Greinke deal, some really important stuff about that.
• A potential Cliff Lee deal, some really interesting stuff about that.
• Other possible trades, some mega-wise stuff about that.
Don’t hesitate to direct pod...
Kenny Williams reportedly worked his tail off to land Zack Greinke from the Brewers this week. The AL Central is up for grabs and the White Sox and Tigers have gone back and forth for the division lead in recent weeks.
Greinke would have solidified the White Sox hold on the division by giving them another top starter to go along with Chris Sale and Jake Peavy.
Williams was so entrenched...
The trade deadline has forced the Milwaukee Brewers to send Zack Greinke to the Los Angeles Angels, the Pittsburgh Pirates to trade for Wandy Rodriguez, the Miami Marlins to send Hanley Ramirez to Hollywood and the Twins to deal Francisco Liriano to the Chicago White Sox. Will the Phillies give up on this season and part ways with Shane Victorino or Hunter Pence...
Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Daily Notes.
1. Featured Game: Tampa Bay at Los Angeles AL, 15:35 ET
2. Other Notable Games (Including MLB.TV Free Game)
3. Today’s Complete Schedule
Featured Game: Tampa Bay at Los Angeles AL, 15:35 ET
Regarding What the People Want
What the people want — mostly owing to the unstoppable force that is human...
The odds seem stacked against the Atlanta Braves' wishes of acquiring a top-notch starting pitcher by Tuesday 4 p.m. ET trade deadline. Chicago Cubs right-hander Ryan Dempster prefers to be dealt to the Los Angeles Dodgers, Zack Greinke went to the Los Angeles Angels and the Miami Marlins only seem willing to trade Josh Johnson within the National League East for a steep asking...
The MLB trade deadline has passed and the winners and losers of this year are quite obvious. There are several teams that made some significant trades that increased their odds of winning the World Series, while others are clearly the losers of this year’s trade market.
Here is a look at this year’s MLB trade deadline winners and losers.